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Encouraging Girls’ Engagement With And Uptake Of Maths And Physics At A-Level

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Keynote address by Sarah Cattan at “The Future of Women in STEM” event on 30 October 2019, organized by Government Events.

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There is a large gender gap in the likelihood of taking maths and physics at A-level, even among high-achieving pupils. Among pupils who achieved grade A or A* (equivalent to grades 7-9) in GCSE maths in 2010, 36.5% of girls compared to 51.1% of boys took maths A-level. Among those who achieved ...